Washing machine draining pan installation question


  #1  
Old 12-27-17, 05:07 PM
C
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Washing machine draining pan installation question

Hi, I need to get a new draining pan installed to fit the new washer we bought. The current draining pan is too small. The new draining pan is 33" deep and the new washer is 29" deep. The drain is in the middle of the draining pan and not in the wall. Can the draining pan be installed flush against the wall or should it be installed two inches away from the wall?

Thank you.
 
  #2  
Old 12-27-17, 05:15 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 65,121
Received 3,992 Upvotes on 3,583 Posts
A drain pan can only drain by gravity which usually means it needs to drain down. If you have a fixed drain in the floor..... that governs where the pan needs to go if the pan has a drain hole in the center of it.
 
  #3  
Old 12-28-17, 09:39 PM
steve_gro's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 967
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
In my experience, the most likely cause of a leak from a washing machine would be a failed water hose. It's unlikely that the water would happen to go into the pan. If you check/replace the hoses every 5 years or so, you should't need a pan.

Maybe I'm wrong so I'll throw it out there -- has anyone ever seen a pan under a washing machine save the day?
 
  #4  
Old 12-28-17, 10:29 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 65,121
Received 3,992 Upvotes on 3,583 Posts
I service appliances..... I've never had a washing machine flood. A little grease from the transmission on the floor.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: